We appreciate the feedback from FMA members on the supply chain impacts resulting from COVID-19.

One of our member companies, anticipating capacity constraints, has asked about tonnage reductions that apply in many jurisdictions at this time of year due to spring thaw reducing roadbed load-bearing limits. With the heavy supply chain demand due to COVID-19 constraints imposed by governments, should we request that the spring thaw weight restrictions on trucking be eliminated this year, and would such a move add significant additional capacity? If members feel it would be useful, we will make this request to provincial authorities.

Also related to the current supply chain upheaval, the latest update from the Port of Vancouver can be found at the link below.

There are many sources of health-related information on COVID-19 and FMA will not generally include these in our updates. Our focus will be on supply-chain impacts. In this connection, it would be appreciated if FMA members could keep us informed of impacts on your respective operations, particularly any supply chain disruptions. This will be helpful in our continuing outreach to members and our communications with the government and with the Chamber of Commerce. As always, all individual company information will be kept confidential.

Port of Vancouver Update